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5. One of the Worst and Most Dangerous

Bob Alexander University of North Texas Press ePub

BY CHRISTMAS OF 1888 THE COMPANY D CAMP alongside the Leona River, six miles from alluring Uvalde, had been reactivated.1 Private Baz Outlaw wasn't allowed an overabundance of time for sitting around at Camp Leona stuffing himself with scrumptiously roasted wild turkey or wandering into Uvalde to sample any other delicious pleasures or whiffs of perfume the town might afford young men. Three days after the holiday Private Outlaw and two others, riding under command of Corporal Durbin, were in the saddle headed for the broken and rocky Devils River Country west of Uvalde, hunting hard for a herd of stolen cattle and the yahoos pushing them for the border.2 The search—although unproductive—would consume eleven grueling horseback days, covering an estimated 400 miles.”3 Of this slice of Texas geography and of the jaunt back toward Company D's camp, Corporal Durbin remarked: “wee filled canteens and set out east across the devide for neauces which wee struch next Day and started down by Kickepooh Springs & aney one who read this that has come down the Neauces will Say no other Place in Tex with so much Rock as this Route.”4 Despite melodrama masquerading as truth, sometimes the Mounties don't always get their man—and neither do legendary Texas Rangers. Due to inclement weather most of the remaining month of January was spent gathering wood, huddling around the campfires, and trying to stay warm and dry in deteriorating wall tents that often leaked like sieves.5 Real camp life isn't always idyllic. Biting cold winds can blow romanticism to the next county in a jiffy.

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12. Elizabeth: A Careful Observer

Malcolm N. McLeod Basic Health Publications, Inc. ePub

In completing one discovery we never fail to get an imperfect
knowledge of others of which we could have no idea before, so that
we cannot solve one doubt without creating several new ones.

—JOSEPH PRIESTLEY (1733-1804), prolific English writer and experimentalist, best known for his discovery of oxygen

The day after Elizabeth’s father asked me to see her, she left a message on my answering machine. She introduced herself as the twenty-three-year-old daughter of George and asked me to call her to arrange an appointment. I returned her call.

She commented, “Dad told me it had taken him almost thirty years to find relief from depression and he wants to spare me that agony and wasted time. He wants to see—and so do I—if chromium will help me as much as it has helped him.”

I told Elizabeth I would be happy to see her, but first we had to set a frame. To do that I would have to ask her some questions, which was fine with her. I asked her if she was being treated for depression. She indicated she was seeing a psychologist. I suggested Elizabeth talk over the possibility of our meeting with her psychologist. The next day she called again and said her psychologist thought meeting with me was a good idea. I told Elizabeth I was willing to meet with her, but only for a brief period of time, because she already was in psychotherapy and I was seeing her father. Moreover, I would limit my questions to her depression and not to her personal life. Elizabeth agreed to this frame. We set an appointment for two days later.

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4 Your Own Private Detective

Arneson, Steve Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Ask a Peer to Track Your Development

LET’S SAY YOU’VE IDENTIFIED a particularly difficult development challenge for yourself. It might have surfaced from the 360° process, or maybe your boss has really started to insist that you shore up a particular weakness (those darn bosses—they do that sometimes, don’t they?). OK, because you’re incredibly perceptive, you’ve figured out that he’s serious this time; you need to work on this behavior, or else. You’re not sure what the “or else” is, but you’re not willing to find out. You’re ready to turn this around—right now. You’re going to plot your own self-development and make this weakness disappear for good.

So, you’re committed . . . but there’s one little problem. You know this is going to be a tough assignment. Especially under stress, you are worried that you’ll slip back into your old ways of doing things. Basically, you don’t trust yourself; you know this skill is going to be hard to master. Sound familiar? Well, if this behavior change is that important, you need a safety net—a method for ensuring that you stay on track.

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14. The Claustrum and Adolescence (1992)

Harris, Martha; Meltzer, Donald Harris Meltzer Trust ePub

CHAPTER FOURTEEN

The Claustrum and adolescence1

(1992)

Donald Meltzer

Undoubtedly the tendencies, through masturbatory processes, to enter into intrusive identification with internal objects, have their origin in the earliest weeks and months of post-natal life. That they have a connection, a reference to memories of life in the womb can be assumed, but the great difference has been traced. It has also been suggested that states of mind influenced by intrusive identification may be very different from those related to a split-off part of the self which has not been born, left behind, a victim of premature splitting processes, like the little crippled boy who was left behind when the Pied Piper led all the children into the mountain:

Did I say, all? No, one was lame,

And could not dance the whole of the way;

And in after years, if you would blame

His sadness, he was used to say,

“It's dull in our town since my playmates left!”

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Part 1

Buster, Noreen A. Texas A&M University Press ePub

Dale E. Bird, Kevin Burke, Stuart A. Hall, and John F. Casey

The formation of the Gulf of Mexico basin was preceded by the Late Triassic breakup of Pangea, which began with the collapse of the Appalachian Mountains (ca. 230 Ma; Dewey 1988). Gondwanan terranes of the southern part of the Gulf States, eastern Mexico, and the Yucatan Peninsula remained sutured onto the North American continent as it drifted away from the African-Arabian-South American continent (or Residual Gondwana, Burke et al. 2003). Early seafloor spreading in the central Atlantic Ocean, from about 180 Ma to 160 Ma, included 2 jumps of the seafloor-spreading center to new locations. The timing of the latter ridge jump (ca. 160 Ma) correlates with initial rifting and rotation of the Yucatan block.

The Gulf of Mexico ocean basin is almost completely bounded by continental crust. Its shape requires that at least one ocean-continent transform boundary was active while the basin was opening (Fig. 1.1). Evolutionary models differ between those that require the basin to open by rotation along a single ocean-continent transform boundary (counterclockwise rotation of the Yucatan block), and those that require the basin to open by rotation along a pair of subparallel ocean-continent transform boundaries (essentially northwest-southeast motion of the Yucatan block). Although many models have been proposed, most workers now agree that counterclockwise rotation of the Yucatan Peninsula block away from the North American Plate, involving a single ocean-continent transform boundary, led to the formation of the basin; many of these workers suggest that this rotation occurred between 160 Ma (Oxfordian) and 140 Ma (Berriasian-Valanginian) about a pole located within 5 of Miami, Florida (Humphris 1979; Shepherd 1983; Pindell 1985, 1994; Dunbar and Sawyer 1987; Salvador 1987, 1991; Burke 1988; Ross and Scotese 1988; Christenson 1990; Buffler and Thomas 1994; Hall and Najmuddin 1994; Marton and Buffler 1994). Evidence cited for this model of basin evolution includes: (1) paleomagnetic data from the Chiapas massif of the Yucatan Peninsula (Gose et al. 1982; Molina-Garza et al. 1992), (2) fracture zone trends interpreted from magnetic data (Sheperd 1983; Hall and Najmuddin 1994), (3) non-rigid tectonic reconstructions (Dunbar and Sawyer 1987; Marton and Buffler 1994), and (4) kinematic reconstructions making use of geological constraints, well data, and geophysical data such as seismic refraction, gravity, and magnetics (Pindell 1985, 1994; Christenson 1990; Marton and Buffler 1994).

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SELF-ANNIHILATION OR DAMNATION? A DISPUTABLE QUESTION IN CHRISTIAN ESCHATOLOGY

Ecclesia, Pro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Paul J. Griffiths

By the fourth century, if not earlier, a picture of what happens to human beings at the death of the body had been largely agreed upon by Christians. It was a picture intimately linked with a particular anthropology, as all such inevitably are: depicting what happens when we die is always at least an extrapolation from what we take ourselves to be while alive; it is also among the more important tools we have for focusing and elaborating our self-understanding, and for meditating discursively and visually upon what we take ourselves to be. Disputes in eschatology are always also disputes in anthropology. What interests me in this essay are two facts about the Christian tradition. The first is that it had, by the fourth century, developed conceptual resources that could, if pressed only a little, easily yield the view that among the things we are capable of doing to ourselves is annihilation, taking ourselves quite out of existence, leaving nothing behind. These resources were of central importance to the tradition, too. They weren’t marginalia or the speculation of some insignificant figures. Some thinkers, notably Augustine, get quite close to explicitly affirming that we can take ourselves out of existence, and, given his anthropology, it would certainly have made good sense for him to say just this. But in fact he always draws back: although he canvasses the possibility explicitly on occasion, and more often implies it by saying things that seem quite naturally to lead to it, he never affirms it. When he does discuss the possibility it is always negatively; and when it is implied, or seems to be, the implication is never assented to. And in all this Augustine is entirely typical of Christian thinkers in late antiquity who discuss the postmortem questions. This is the second interesting fact that I’ll explore in this essay: a conclusion strongly suggested by some among the conceptual resources of a particular tradition is nevertheless resisted by the principal systematizers and transmitters of that tradition. When this happens, there is an internal tension. That’s what I want to explore in the case of the question of self-annihilation: I want to understand why there is a tension of the sort I’ve briefly sketched, and to suggest how it might be eased.

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CHAPTER 2: Organizing For Success

Pratt, David Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

People deliver projects. All the project management tools and techniques in the world won’t deliver a successful project without the people to do the work. People take a project from the inkling of a good idea to an automated system or network that makes life easier and businesses more successful. Having the right people on the job, in the right positions and with clear expectations about their work, is a major step forward toward establishing a successful team—one that can provide a good outcome for any project. Organizing those resources in a meaningful, effective manner is a big step toward a successful project.

The only answer anyone can offer is, sadly, a tired and overused response: It depends. Every IT project is unique. It has its own technical requirements and business objectives that drive the skill set needs of the project and how those skill sets are organized.

No matter the type of project, however, someone always needs to be in charge. Someone will organize and manage the people. The project manager usually fills that role.

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Chapter Seventeen - Resolving Intrapsychic Conflict: Psychotherapy of Parent Ego States

Erskine, Richard G. Karnac Books ePub

Anna was a competent, attractive fifty-year-old insurance company executive. She was divorced for twenty years, with two adult children who had recently moved to their own homes. Her presenting problem was that she was becoming depressed, was becoming increasingly withdrawn from social contacts, afraid she would never find a man who would love her, and was considering dropping out of the university where she was studying part-time for a master's degree in business administration. Anna identified her depression as caused, in part, by her children no longer living in her home where she could “shower them with all the love I never got.”

Much of the first year and a half of therapy was spent establishing Anna's sense of trust and developing a working therapeutic relationship with both her Adult ego and various Child ego states. By working with the here-and-now interruptions to interpersonal contact between Anna and me, we were able to identify how childhood fears, expectations, and script beliefs were transferred into our therapy relationship. The major script beliefs that shaped Anna's life were: “I'm a nothing”; “I won't get what I want”; “I'm all alone”; “It's all my fault”; “People can't be trusted”; and “It (life) doesn't matter.”

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16. Janie and Harry

Margaret Lewis Furse Texas A&M University Press ePub

Chapter 16

JANIE AND HARRY

While the Hawkins family often spent Sunday afternoons together at some county beach or wooded spot on the ranch itself, they were also likely to gather on a week day in the evening on the screened porch at Janie’s house in Bay City. The time of day chosen would have been “after supper,” in the early evening. Meal times for all households were scheduled, sit-down affairs, and visitors courteously delayed an unannounced arrival until after supper. Gatherings like this were also likely settings where the condition of the Ranch House was discussed.

The porch at Janie’s was next to the dining room, and on evenings when the family gathered on that porch, Janie and Harry would have finished their supper. Typically it would be a thin steak, grits, tomatoes with cucumbers, biscuits, and for dessert, Jell-O with heavy cream. After the meal they would put away their large white dinner napkins, folding them and pushing them through their respective silver napkin rings. Janie’s was an oval one with “Janie” engraved in cursive script; Harry’s was octagonal with his initials in block letters, H.B.H. for Henry Boyd Hawkins. I was often there too, a child who had stayed too long and been invited to supper. If I had been in the way, the family’s code of hospitality would never have let that fact be noticed.

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Chapter Two - Otherness and the Other

Arundale, Jean Karnac Books ePub

Consciousness first finds in self-consciousness—the notion of mind—its turning point, where it leaves the parti-coloured show of the sensuous immediate, passes from the dark void of the transcendent and remote super-sensuous, and steps into the spiritual daylight of the present.

—G. W. F. Hegel (1964, p. 227)

In Freud's beginnings in Vienna as a doctor of neurology who treated hysterics, there was no indication that he intended to go on to create a system or theory of mind. Yet, as his thought developed, it is difficult to believe that he wasn't influenced by the thinking of the great system-builders of nineteenth-century German philosophy, such as Kant, Hegel, and Marx, the zeitgeist into which he was born. As Freud wrote, he notoriously contradicted himself and added new ideas that were not consistent with older ones; however, as he elaborated his models of the mind, taken as a whole, we can see that his thinking amounts to a substantial theory of mind, albeit “loosely jointed” (Sandler, 1983). When the Kleinian development is considered as an integral part of this system, a valid extension of pre-oedipal theory that I believe to be consistent with Freud's principles, we are provided with an enriched model of the mind based on Freud's framework, further elaborated by the many psychoanalytic writers who have followed. Our psychoanalytic heritage amounts to an open system not a closed one, linked to and overlapping with philosophical and psychological systems that study the same phenomena, both an edifice and a quarry, a superstructure of theory and a practice that mines the depths of the unconscious, capable of incorporating new discoveries, which is required if psychoanalysis is to avoid dogma.

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Virtual Maine

Doudera, Victoria Down East Books ePub

“I could do what Fm doing elsewhere, but I want to live here, because of the lifestyle, outdoor activities, and community."

—STEVE HAND*

Libraries linked to the Internet. High-bandwidth ATM. The Maine Technology Institute. If your image of Maine is limited to lighthouses, loons, and lobster, it’s time to expand that cozy vision to include cutting-edge technology. Although it may come as a surprise to those who hold the “vacation-land” image dear, the state is definitely in the race—and sometimes even in the lead—when it comes to the technology marathon. Beginning in the late 1990s, when Maine became the first state to connect every school and library to the Internet, the state has demonstrated not only a commitment to the information age, but a willingness to become a tech-sawy leader.

A key component in today’s increasingly connected world is a reliable telecommunications backbone that supports ever-evolving equipment. Wireless, cable, and fiber optic technologies are available throughout Maine, allowing businesses, schools, and someone sitting at a computer in their living room the freedom to connect anywhere in the state. As MESDA, the statewide trade association for Maine’s software and information technology industry, puts it, “Maine has DSL, ISDN, ATM, Frame Relay, Tl, T3, OC48... the whole alphabet soup of cutting-edge voice, data, and video services.” The state’s primary telephone provider, Verizon, has deployed SONET ring technology, which provides redundancy and reliability throughout the state, even the most rural areas. Maine has a high-bandwidth ATM (asynchronous transfer mode) network throughout the state, enabling users to simultaneously transfer voice, data, and video at very high speeds. And Maine’s telecommunications backbone is 100% digitally switched, with long-distance POP (point-of-presence) locations strategically placed throughout the state.

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Lines and Angles: ACT Geometry

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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11: Get Gone

Sharry Wilson ECW Press ePub

ó 11 ó

GET GONE

Well, I worked so hard

I flunked out of school

And everybody said

I was a teenage fool

Meanwhile I wrote me

a new set of rules

’Bout how to get gone

and how to be cool.

— Neil Young, “Get Gone”

THE SUMMER OF 1964 STARTED on a high note with a July 5 appearance at the ProTeen, a teen dance hall on Pritchard Avenue off Arlington Street in the North End. Two gigs at the Cellar followed.

An advertisement in the Winnipeg Free Press from July 27 shows that the Squires played the Town ’n’ Country again that night (though Ken Koblun’s “List of Shows” fails to note the appearance). Acts on the same bill included Chad Allan, Vicki Knight, the Steiner Brothers, Jose Poneira and Jose Bolero. Once again the Squires were part of “The Parade of Stars” for The Mark Parr Show, “A Gala Two Hour Show” in the Towers from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. (Ken mistakenly dated this show as August 6; he admits he often listed gigs days after the Squires played them.)261

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Chapter Twelve: Early Paediatric Intervention: to See or not to See, to be or not to be—with others

Karnac Books ePub

Jo Winsland

Introduction

Most babies under the age of three months prefer faces to toys. Their innate capacity to relate seems to be primed to practise during those first few months. The fine-tuning of the interactional process in the weeks and months after birth is probably vital for increasing the chances of long-term survival for that individual and their family group.

Occasionally, something seems to get out of “synch”, and parents can find themselves with a baby who fixedly refuses eye contact and interaction, or who simply seems not to see them. Often unsure of how much to expect from a very small baby, many parents in this situation will say to themselves that the baby probably cannot see properly yet. None the less, they will usually be disturbed and worried by the lack of interaction with their baby. A non-interacting baby can awaken deep feelings of insecurity and rejection, which can be difficult to talk about. To avoid such feelings, the natural tendency can be for the parents themselves to look away and interact less with their baby, waiting, as such, for a sign that their baby is interested in them—an invitation that the baby might not at that point be able to initiate. In this way, a vicious circle can begin; a waiting game that can overrun the baby's developmental readiness to relate. Three months is a very long time for a baby, and a very short time for an adult.

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19 Mindful New Materialisms: Buddhist Roots for Material Ecocriticism’s Flourishing

Serenella Iovino Indiana University Press ePub

Greta Gaard

IT IS SATURDAY-MORNING yoga class at the Minneapolis Midtown YWCA. A diverse group of practitioners assembles, varying in ages, genders, classes, races, sexualities, and nationalities, all gathered to practice an hour of mindful yoga. In Pali (the language of the Buddha), “yoga” means “to join” or “to unite,” and its practice involves joining attention to movements involving the body, the breath, the mind, and the larger interconnectedness of all beings. We begin with sun salutation and end in a position familiar to those who have seen the most common depictions of the Buddha, seated in yogic meditation. Joining body ecology with spirit ecology, we bring our attention to the breath, a flow of matter that is exchanged among our many bodies in this enclosed room, and beyond this room as well. Breath is one of the many “flows” that illustrate our interbeing and invite us to embark on a journey of mindfulness wherein the illusion of a separate self is revealed.

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